Renowned flautist and flute teacher, Robin Soldan, who has contributed so much in past years to the success of up and coming flautists in Hampshire, returns to the County later this month for a concert in Romsey.
On Sunday 24th September, local flute trio, Flute Roots, will be hosting a charity flute concert at the Lantern Theatre in Romsey, in support of Pancreatic Cancer UK. All three members of Flute Roots were taught by Robin.
In October, Robin will undertake a trek in the Grand Canyon to raise money and awareness for the charity in memory of his late partner Marjorie. Representing Flute Roots, Carrie Hensel, said:
In recognition of Robin’s significant contribution in the past we were all of one mind to put on a local concert to support his efforts, but also to make music with fellow flautists, to give old friends and supporters a chance to catch up and encourage others to appreciate the quality of flute talent that exists in Hampshire.” (The Hampshire Flute Choir conducted by Carrie recently came top in a national competition).
Until his retirement Robin Soldan was one of Britain’s leading flute teachers and has taught many of the best flautists in the UK. He was the senior flute teacher at Wells Cathedral School and Peter Symonds College in Winchester, and the Head of Woodwind at Southampton University. For many years he organised the annual Flute Teachers’ Course on behalf of the British Flute Society, and is the author of a number of other books on flute technique. He also founded Southampton flute orchestra “Flautissimo”.
The concert will begin at 3pm and all tickets should be booked in advance through the website www.fluteday.co.uk Adult £5, Child £3.